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Dec 26, 2012 2:30pm PST
. >> "company man," don't even start with me. tavis: for those of you who don't know this, every time jamie comes on the show, we have this fight about who loves james taylor more. >> he is the soundtrack of our generation and, therefore, there's no one who speaks to me musically more than him. tavis: i love the humanity in his lyric. the content is so -- anyway, we -- >> and his voice. tavis: yes. >> there's just -- tavis: we love you, james taylor. how about that? i love this book. >> ah, look at you segue! look at you segue! you must do this for a living, baby! tavis: [laugh] 20 years, i been working at it. i really do love the title, though, "my brave year of firsts: tries, sighs and high fives." this is your 10th one. >> i know. tavis: does it feel like 10? >> well, look, i'm barely out of high school. i got 840 combined on my sats, combined. tavis: you beat me. >> no, i did not. i did not. therefore, the idea that at some point in my life i would end up an author of books for children is and was a kind of crazy idea that would never have been in my game plan, not that i have a game pl
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Dec 24, 2012 12:00pm PST
. >> they are big on the reward. i need your help. i'm looking for the brittle brothers. i don't know what they look like, but you do, don't you? >> they got my wife and they sold her but i don't know who took her. >> that means we visit every plantation until we find her. >> once the final burden, brother,alize dead in the dust, i agree to give you your freedom, and i'll take you to rescue your wife. >> where are we going? >> yeah! whooo! >> you have my curiosity. but now you have my attention. >> how do you like the bounty hunting business? >> i like the way you die, boy. >> he is a rambunctious sort, ain't he? >> what's your name? >> django. >> rose: i am pleased to have quentin tarantino back at this table. welcome. >> thank you. it's good to be back at this table. >> rose: where did this movie come from? >> well, i had the idea for it-- not a story, but i kind of had the idea for about eight years or so. and the idea was in its simplest form was a man who was a slave during the antebellum south, before the civil war, who would get free through some circumstance which i hadn't figured out yet. a
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Dec 31, 2012 12:00pm PST
the first quality, i mean the first, if you don't want something and you get it. and but i studied very seriously but fortunately-- . >> rose: what did you want to be, do. >> first my father was a medical doctor. we are five brothers. and he wanted one to be a doctor, one to be an architect, one to-- my profession was opposed to become a lawyer, that would have been a disaster, total disaster. so for reasons that are too long to explain, i became a musicianment but my father never gave me the permission to abandon the regular studies. the classical studies, the university, so-- it is very important because i still can translate well in latin. and because i studied latin for eight years and for five years greek. so this culture, classic culture has helped me. also to take some time, certain classical distance from the crazy world of music. and i still consider myself an outsider of the world of music. i am a musician, but a musician in the moment i rehearse with my musician, i do the concert and then i don't have anything to do with the world of music and musicians. >> okay. >> so suppos
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Dec 25, 2012 2:30pm PST
the shutters, open and see a little bit more of a character. for me, i don't know about you, but the great thing when you make a new friendship is the discovery of that person. it's that that's wonderful. i try to let the audience do that with the character, so you keep some things in and slowly let them out so that that's the fascinating area in a character. so enigma secrets are, for me, very useful. tavis: beyond that, has the process that you use for choosing the kinds of roles that you want to play, has that process changed as you get older? we were talking earlier about playing an older character. but as you age, as i quote my grandmother all the time, as you become more chronologically gifted, has your process for choosing what you want to do changed? >> not really. i choose with my gut. i'll read a story and think, yeah, i like that story. i'd love to go and see that story; i'm interested by that character today, now. two years ago, that might have been different. two years hence that might be different. it depends what your appetite is wanting. if you read a story or a character t
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Dec 28, 2012 12:00am PST
makes -- what makes a great restaurant? how do you -- >> well, what makes a great restaurant i don't know exactly. a great restaurant i think is where the owner and the chef gives all the love he can. >> rose: when does your day start? >> ooh, sometimes 8:00, sometimes 9:00, sometimes 7:00. >> rose: what's the first thing you do? >> oh, it changes a little bit. i stop at the office for 15 minutes and then i go down and look if everything is holding and look -- >> rose: see i had this impression of all of you at the fish market at 4:00 a.m. everyday saying "these are the finest and the freshest" and you're poring over the fish, picking them up and deciding "only this is good enough for my customers, my clientele." >> oh, of course, we are a very aware and we do buy the best and i think what makes a great rest vaunt the cooking also. of course the service, the ambience, and for that we buy the best, we don't wake up at 4:00 in the morning because we finished at midnight every night. but we rely on suppliers from all over the country and new york city also and they give us -- >> rose:
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
happens if they don't reach a deal? >> ifill: we talk with a representative of egypt's muslim brotherhood about the new brotherhood-backed constitution signed into law today. >> warner: and we have another of our conversations with retiring members of congress. paul solman sat down with the always outspoken massachusetts democrat barney frank. >> the notion that people would not go along with an important public policy because i hurt their feelings, i don't think that's true. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: a major winter storm surged into the midwest and northeast, fouling flight schedules and ruining road conditions on this day after christmas. the huge weather system left a trail of destruction in the gulf coast region and at least six people dead. >> oh, wow, oh jesus,
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Dec 25, 2012 10:00pm PST
don't know if he would've been able to survive the 11th and 12th grade years in public school. >> mom, you're gonna want to put some oil in the car. >> what about trans? the evx team was a saving grace for him. they basically blanketed him with attention, with understanding, and with affection, you know. they cared. >> my work with the evx team has made me want to come to school more. it gave me something to care about. >> this is the k1 attack, the pride and joy of west philly high. we plan to do it again with our next car, but this here... i mean, the first time i ever seen this car, it was my ninth grade year. i remember it was, like, my first day of school. i came walking through the shop, and i didn't expect to see a racecar here. and i fell in love with it then, and that's... that's why i had to join the ev team. like, who built this car? they said it was built here. as high school students, we can be innovative. we can be just as innovative as the ceos of ford, gm, honda, nissan. we can be just as innovative as them. and we don't even have diplomas yet. >> yo! i'm home. you kno
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Dec 25, 2012 12:00am PST
in a lifetime. people like this don't exist very often. and they rarely get the opportunity to make movie muse calls. so you just, and because we were live t was the opening night and closing night every day. so it was that thing of, okay. on my day, let's just pray today's the day. >> rose: just for somebody that may not be familiar with the story, what is the story we're talking about here. >> hugh plays a convict jean valjean who has been put in jail for stealing a loaf of bread at the age of 18, 19 and he has just done nine years hard labor in a convict camp and we meet him on the day of his release. and the prison guard say guy called-- played by russell crowe who when he releases him said you are on parole and just in case you think parole is freedom, parole as a dangerous man means you will be under the watch of the law forever-- forever. and we watch this extraordinary journey that jean valjean goes where this man has lost all kind of hope in humanity, and has building brutallized by the system, tries to survive and he steals some some silver from a bishop who is kind to him. and an am
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Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm PST
in the 20th century. don't tread on us. get off our well-armed backs. there's nothing you can do. of course there is. register all guns, license all gun owners. require stringent background checks. get tough on assault weapons of any kind. crack down on high capacity ammunition, as the president has now proposed. then, enforce the laws. yes, i know. determined killers will always find a way, but we can minimize the opportunities and scale back the scope of destruction. why do we accept the need for driver's licenses or submit to the sometimes humiliating body scans at airports? because it's the law, and deep down we know we're safer for the inconvenience of the law. good laws are hard to come by. civilization, just as hard. the rough and tumble of politics makes them so. but democracy aims for a moral order as just as humanly possible, which means laws that protect the weak and not just the strong. lest we forget. >>> we've seen throughout our history what happens when politics doesn't work, when democracy breaks down. the greatest, most heartbreaking problem was the failure toll solve slav
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
issue. i think it's a fraught issue with artists. artists don't necessarily want to say "i was influenced by someone" but artists do learn from other artists. so i think the show is incredibly, i hope, nuanced and subtle about the kind of relationships between warhol and the idea that there's a kind of tension and the idea that john sort of approached warhol through german artists that that there are kind of cross currents that influence is -- it can be outright appropriation, it can be parody, it can be theft, it can be all kinds of things. so i really wanted the artist to be on the record in a very honest way about how they felt about this artist. >> and i think with someone the stature of warhol there's also an oedipal kind of path where even if you move away from him you will end up meeting him and sort of finding that you do live in his world and you -- and you -- there's no escaping him. >> it is in fact -- >> rose: this is a difficult question to ask but he's not necessarily number one in terms of impact or influence or most important. who else is in the category of
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Dec 28, 2012 3:00pm PST
should not have to wait and see is some sort of action so if we don't see an agreement between the two leaders in the senate, i expect a bill to go on the floor. and i've asked senator reid to do this, put a bill on the floor that makes sure that taxes on middle-class families don't go up. that unemployment insurance is still available for 2 million people, and that lays the groundwork then for additional deficit reduction and economic growth steps that we can take in the new year. >> all of this still developing. and we will have more on all of it with mark shields and david brooks later in the program. >> also ahead >> warner: also ahead, between now and then; protesting a gang rape in india; mass producing high quality education and remembering general norman schwarzkopf. but first, the other news of the day. here's kwame holman. >> holman: the u.s. economy has dodged a potentially crippling strike at ports up and down the east coast and gulf coast at least, for now. the longshoremen's union agreed today to extend its existing contract by another month. that word came after the unio
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
no matter what they do. >> ifill: they're being watched. i don't know that cory booker is being talked about for president but certainly chris christie ise they're being watched very y osely by national figures. >> absolutely. chris christie topped the lists. of contenders that republicans would like to see run. his favorability rating especially post hurricane sanda is quite high in new jersey.eyou republicans would like to see someone who is a little more, i guess, not a southern governor. someone from the northeast try again.th i think chris christie has an. better profile for that than mitt romney did. they would like to see him run again.ee cory booker, 2016 might be a little soon for him to run.li if he gets in the senate, he cae serve out a term change and tryt again maybe 2020, 2024. >> ifill: i want to know what bruce springsteen has to say. whatever he says goes. thank you both. >> merry christmas. >> ifill: thank you. you can watch the first part ofd our discussion about the latesta scramble for senate seats in two states. find that on our politics page. now to a pair of health st
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Dec 25, 2012 1:00am PST
they don't talk about is affordability. so while you may think that sweater at barney's or nordstrom's is a value, at whatever price it is, you can't afford it. and affordability is something that is resonating a lot more than value. >> reporter: so the season is not expected to be a sparkling one for merchants, with gains in the low to mid single digits. discounters are expected to do better than luxury stores. but don't forget, it is the holidays, and christmas just wouldn't be the same without a few splurges. >> we kind of get in the spirit of shopping. we go, okay, okay one more, oh they'd really like that, he'd really like that-- and a little for myself, too. >> reporter: erika miller, nbr, new york. >> susie: don't let the fiscal cliff scare you away from buying stocks. that's the advice to investors from andy cross, the chief investment officer at the motley fool. tom hudson recently spoke with him, and began by asking if the s&p 500 will be higher or lower this time next year. >> that's a tough question. i'm not in the job of picking the stocks over, you know, three, six, nin
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Dec 28, 2012 7:30pm PST
? >> i think that's the first thing they're going to try. i don't necessarily think it's enough going forward. i talked recently to some silicon valley volunteers for obama, technologyists as they like to call themselves, and they said it's hard to come to a party still catering for creationists. for people like us who are evidence and fact-based, it's just a matter of philosophy. >> i think this is maybe the first election where the latino vote really was a decisive, you know, in the margin of victory for the democrats. and there are folks who with political science looking at this who will say that latinos are really -- that republicans are leaving a lot of latino votes on the table because they're not participating in a comprehensive immigration reform, and i think that that's something that we're going to start to see change. yeah. >> and let me just add to that, too. you touched on it earlier, josh, this whole idea of the divide, the economic divide and the haves and the have-nots, and certainly, latino voters are part of the have-nots in many occasions. the occupy movement, whic
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Dec 27, 2012 7:00pm PST
-range planning, but now the definition of long range seems to be 48 hours. >> you don't hear people talking, well a year from now, we really need to be here. you hear, well we need to do that this week. we need to do that day after tomorrow. this short-time frame horizon is new and i think people who think we are going to have tax reform and entitlement reform next year are way, way off base. >> cutting short his vacation but it's unclear whether he has the power to force a last minute solution through a deeply divided congress. >> darren gersh. >> so, joe, how bad could that be? >> i had, susie. unfortunately, the economy has been gaining momentum, if you look at the labor market as well as housing making progress. but if we would see a fall from the fiscal cliff, it's not in our own estimates that those in the congressional budget office would be enough to impart a recession in the first half of 2013. i think still there's a 51% chance, if you ask me, that we avert the cliff but those are uncomfortablably low chances of success. >> we have seen some progress in the economy, in the housing secto
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
of the referendum that any violations were minor don't affect the ultimate outcome. >> brown: okay, nancy youssef of mcclatchy newspapers in cairo, thanks so much. >> ifill: earlier today i spoke >> ifill: earlier today, i spoke with opposition leader, and coordinator for the national salvation front, mohamed elbaradei. he is the former head of the international atomic energy agency and a nobel peace prize winner. . >> ifill: thank you for joinings us. you called egypt to reject the -- what's recan to how it turned out? >> it is going to pass but it's a sad day in my view for egypt because it is going to institutionalize stability, very polarizing charter, defines a lot of the basic human value like treatment woman of religion, freedom of expression, so i'm not sure that this is the way forward. however, we would have to take it from there and i think that we treat that constitution try to get another assembly to work, that is not polarizing but establish a consensus among the two divided fraction of the society. right now we have educated middle class on one camp and the so-called islamists a
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Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm PST
. move o most of that was in the commodities. as we go to 2013 it's hard to predict. i don't think we'll see labor stay war i where it is and thatl increase and the commodity as well. >> do you expect it to remainch. >> i do expect it to remainchea. the fed has made that commitment to the extent that you can call it a commitment and it's in the best interest of the continued recovery of the economy to keep mortgage rates low because housing is a vital component of employment and personal net worth. >> finally what about the homes. have you picked up on any changes o-for-consumer likes or dislikes in what consume earls are looking for in terms of the homes themselves. >> it's reasonable consistent.ie more in multigenerational living. a inlaw sweet for the parents. we are seeing a little more in terms of energy efis efficiency. we are offering more but it's not chosen as often as we would read about if you will. on the energy efficiency. and the mcmann shu mcmann shun t dead. we are selling single family homes with 100,000 worth of upgrades to the base price. it's remarkable in the down
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Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
of the muslim brotherhood are saying and also what a number of egyptians who don't particularly sornte with one -- associate with one side or the more. what i think we are looking at is a very deeply split egypt and one that is about to launch into a parliamentary election campaign. now the opposition faces an uphill struggle. it has not been terribly unified. it has to manage to unify itself more over the problems that broke out with this referendum. the question is whether they can sustain that unity for the muslim brotherhood and for president morsi. they also have a challenge because although they won this referendum, the support, the turn out was low. the support they got at just under 64% was less than a referendum held last year where they got about 77%. and president morsi, the government may soon have to take some unpopular measures to try and prop up the economy here, which could hurt them at the ballot box. >> let's pick up on the reports of the economy. there have been reports of people taking savings out of banks. is there fear there could be capital flight out of egypt and possibl
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Dec 27, 2012 1:00am PST
into gift card sales. what most people don't realize is those sales get counted until the cards are redeemed. is that enough to save the season? >> not totally but you will have a decent season. around 70 percent of all gift cards are typically redeementd in the month of january. on average you will get consumers buying for themselves. they will take the gift card and add ton to it. that will be interesting in january to see if that happens. >> are there any retail stocks that you would get in and buy now. >> >> i think there are names as we look to 2013, whether it's van hues and the changes they are make to werner will be interesting. the continued growth with victoria's secret and bath and body works we will continue to see strength in michael cors as they expand their categories. you mentioned the overhang of the fiscal cliff, if that is resolved, will we see shoppers rush back to the malls. >> i wouldn't say rush but i think they will have more confidence in coming back to the malls and that will help us for easter, the march-april time period. >> dana telsey attach e. thank you very m
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Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
democrats say they don't like what they see. >> well, they don't need everybody. keep in mind, you-- what you need in the senate usually is 51 votes. we've gotten into this environment here where we assume that everything needs 60 votes. it doesn't have to be that way. you heard from senator harkin there, he and a bunch of other senate lib rarblingts shelton white house, al franken, jay rockefeller, other, huddled in harry reid's office earlier today. i was standing outside that room when they came out. they were tight-lipped. they were grim. they went into a side meeting all their own to try and decide what to do. they weren't talking when they came out. what you are looking for there is will they block this thing. will they slow it down. they haven't indicated that they will do that. they can vote against it as long as reid and mcconel can muster 51 vote force this thing. it appears if there are no procedural delay tactics which we can't afford that right now, they will be able to do that. that is the senate side. on the house side the question remains, this is a deal on the tax side th
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
is a difficult question. they don't know. >> a lot of the same conversations that you hear republicans having now, the democrats were having. for instance, they were worried in the 1980's that they were losing young people to the republicans. i think the -- you're going to see a big turnaround on a number of issues. already we're hearing a lot of openness on the part of the republicans. for instance, on immigration. i think that we are in the middle of these negotiations now. i think this is also a test of where the republicans are and whether or not, in fact, they can find their footing. again, not just on a presidential level but a congressional one as well. gwen: and maybe they can do better recruiting because they conflicted with richard murdoch and todd akin in missouri who served to be a great kiss traction not only in the state but the candidate. >> and also high profile nonwhite candidates. karl rove's group is going to be putting a lot of money into recruiting hispanics to run as republicans for the legislature. gwen: well on to the bhorne won because this year "time" magazine named bara
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00am PST
what? >> don't talk about it. do it. that's what's he used to say when he was an editor. the reason he loved acting so much is you could do things by talking, simply by talking on the stage you could see the reactions on the faces of your audience. you could make them laugh. you could make them cry. it took the time lag of publication and it crushed to a matter of less than a second. instead of sending out your words on the page and not knowing what was going to happen to them, you could see the effects of your words on the faces of your audience there and then. >> he called his performances like writing a book in company. >> charlie: i want to talk a minute about the public person too. when he came to america, very successful run as a lecturer and giving public performances. >> that's what he did. these enormous very arduous lecture tours that he undertook, he would like perform his greatest hits. he would do all the characters in different voices. including the female characters. is it nancy or the death of little nell? >> the violent death of nancy. he would perform and nobody seeme
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Dec 27, 2012 3:00pm PST
the speaker and the president don't talk the negotiators do. >> warner: why late today did speaker boehner call for the house to reconvene on sunday? >> because he knows that there is going to be something probably to vote on and even if there's not the president has flown back, the senate is here, the country is watching. if you were the speaker of the house would you want your members to be seen as him on vacation zipping champagne on new year's eve and everybody else is in washington working. it's a combination of optics for sure, not wanting to be seen as off on vacation, but there is likely to be something that democrats muster to get voted on. it would have to probably get through the senate first but john boehner may need his members here. >> warner: now you heard mitch mcconnell refer to -- "we're happy to look at anything the president proposes." what is the president's role right now? >> well, the president ran on tax rates. the president right now, his role is knee deep, margaret. there have been other iterations of debt talks, supercommittee, where you saw the president try to
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Dec 27, 2012 4:00pm PST
of sometimes too hard to find. >> you need to take a bus to get there but i don't have any money to pay for my fair. i don't think i would be better off there. >> many homeless ukrainians will have to spend the new year holiday in these temporary shelters. according to weather forecasts, if a bit warmer in the ukraine in january. >> an ambitious mission to drill through 3 kilometers of antarctic ice has been cut short. they aimed to explore a lake that had been hidden for half a million years. the project to find hints of simple life existing in these extreme conditions. however, they failed and the team was forced to abandon the project. >> this is science at his toughest into this video from the british and arctic survey shows that backbreaking effort by 12 scientists and engineers trying to drill through the ice. with bare hands on steel, the mission depended on hot water being blasted down into the ice to open the routes to an ancient lake. from a tiny camp on the ice, it was to explore at the limits of our eyes was possible. the goal was to drill down of two miles to reach the waters belo
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Dec 31, 2012 4:00pm PST
that the hard- fought gains could be lost. >> when we leave, maybe they will get a little more. hopefully we don't have to come back. >> british forces are handing over basis to the afghan police and army, lowering their profile and maybe the danger. 430 british troops have lost their lives so far, but there is a and insight. -- there is an end in sight. that leaves some wondering whether it's worth the sacrifice. >> british soldiers have not died in vain. 65,000 girls and boys are now going to school year. before, it was violent with no security. >> the ruins of this old ford is a sober reminder of the past zero years of foreign interventions. the british your out of here in 1882. with just under 4000 troops due to leave next year and all combat troops out by the end of 2014, this time they hope to leave behind a more lasting legacy. >> the united nations is ending its peacekeeping mission in east timor. officials are taking responsibility for maintaining law and order. the un played a vital role in independence. organizing a referendum that ended the 24 year occupation by indonesia. nine peopl
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Dec 26, 2012 1:00am PST
the neighborhood. >> we were kind of an odd bunch before, didn't plan to be hatters, as most people probably don't, and stumbled on it, really did. stumbled on it. and the story and the ambience and that's what took us. >> mike: the story is a familiar one: in 2009, battered by the down economy, the owner needed to sell, no one would buy. so the option was to shut it down, walk away, hat in hand. except in walked a preschool preschool teacher, two costumers and a bookkeeper, saviors in bright colors, with passion. >> we did it because, a, this place was going to evaporate if we didn't. nobody else was going to do it. the four of us are makers of things. we love the craft and we love old crafts and this was something that you can only learn how to be a hatter by apprenticing. so this is a skill that they're not teaching in school. see, this is kind of a taller crown. >> mike: what they will teach in school is how to run a business. classes they found and took to learn about price points, niche markets, branding, sourcing, business plans. >> business is a different language, you know? so i had to
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Dec 28, 2012 4:00pm PST
correspondent, ben. >> all of the participants at this meeting left without a word. i don't think we will hear from them the rest of the day. there is a great deal at stake and very little time left. it has been reported that president obama presented a plan to increase taxes on income over a quarter million dollars per year, as part of the deficit reduction plan to deal with american debt. he would probably say to the congressional leaders that need to figure out a way to get it through, but i think the expectations in washington of a deal are low with only three, four days left until the new year and the media tax hikes and spending cuts taking and -- kicking in. >> that means perhaps heading back into recession? >> yes, there is little doubt in washington about the seriousness of the sick jubilation. the problem is withdrawing government demand from the economy too big spending programs, cuts with a smothering effect on the tax hikes will have been very damaging effect on the was economy and by extension the world economy. people know it is serious, but the politics, we know that the house
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